Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2023.

Explore the Inca Trail 2023 with the Best Trekking Tour Operator in Peru. We organize small group tours to Machu Picchu with a personal porter, buffet meals, and panoramic trains to enjoy the incredible vistas on the way back from Inca Trail.

Inca Trail is one of the most amazing hikes in the world and the most popular in Peru. This 2023, be among the first travelers to explore the Inca Trail; the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu permits are available, and some dates are selling out quickly. Book soon to secure your preferred date. 

Only 500 people can enter this trail daily, including all guests, porters, chefs, and tour guides. You must book far in advance to get the Inca Trail 2023 permits.

When the Inca Trail 2023 permits will be released?

The Classic Inca Trail 2023 permits were released last October 10th, 2022, and some dates are sold out very fast, Book your Inca Trail tour in advance to choose your preferred dates. 

The permits were released as follows:

  • Monday, October 10th: January 2023.
  • Tuesday October 11th: March 2023
  • Wednesday October 12th: April 2023
  • Thursday, October 13th: May 1 - 15
  • Friday, October 14th: May 16 - 31
  • Monday, October 17th: Jun 1 - 30
  • Tuesday October 18th: July
  • Wednesday October 19th: August onwards

Some dates in April and May are sold out; you must book the trek now. 

Why the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

  • The Inca Trail 2023 is the best hike in the world.
  • Visit the ancient Sacred Inca sites.
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate
  • Learn about the Incas and their lost cities.

Why book the Inca Trail with TreXperience?

  • Book with an authentic local trekking specialist
  • The best prices, the best equipment, the best team, and the best food
  • Includes a personal porter
  • Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°) to return.

When is the Inca trail closed?

If you plan to make the Classic Inca Trail in 4 days or the Short Inca Trail in 2 days in 2022, it is NOT possible during February. So, if you want to reach Machu Picchu through one of our Inca Trail treks, follow this link to find the permits available for the Inca Trail in other months of the 2022 season.9

Is the Inca trail closed in February?

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the 5 best treks in the world. Many travelers are looking forward to doing this hike. However, there is a February 2022 closure of the Inca Trail as part of its regulations for maintenance and conservation work.

Classic Inca Trail Permits Availability 2023

Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu 2023.

The Short Inca Trail 2023 is the best way to see Machu Picchu in just two days. You'll start your journey at Km 104 and hike for 7 hours to Machu Picchu; the total distance is about 10 miles (16km). You will arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon through the Sungate, from where you will have one of the best views of Machu Picchu.

You'll wake up early the next day to catch the Sunrise of Machu Picchu. After the guided tour, you can hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was released this October 10th, 2022, together with the Classic 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. However, the Short Inca trail permits night sell-outs slower.  

Why the Short Inca Trail 2 days?

  • Experience the Inca Trail in a shorter time.
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon through the Sungate
  • Visit Machu Picchu the next day to enjoy Sunriserise

Why book the Inca Trail with TreXperience?

  • Book with an authentic local trekking operator
  • Hike the Inca Trail in small groups
  • Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°) to return.

Short Inca Trail Permits Availability 2023

Most popular tours of the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu.

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights

The Classic Inca Trail is a popular hiking trail that leads to the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru. The trail is 4 days long and takes hikers through some of the most stunning scenery in the country. The trail is relatively challenging, but the rewards are worth it. Hikers will see amazing views of ancient Inca settlements' mountains, valleys, rivers, and ruins.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night with hotel

The Short Inca Trail is the perfect way to experience Machu Picchu. It is a shorter version of the Classic Inca Trail, which only takes 2 days and 1 night. The trail starts at km 104 from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. From there, it ascends to Wiñaywayna, Sungate, and Machu Picchu. 

Throughout the day, you will visit several Inca ruins. On the second day, the trail climbs Inti Punku, the Sun Gate. From there, you will get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night with Camping

The Short Inca Trail with Camping follows the route and the hotel version; the only difference is that you will spend the night in comfortable tents instead of staying in a hotel. This option is a perfect way to experience the Short Inca trail with an authentic camping experience. 

Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights

The Luxury Inca Trail is a 4-day trekking adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Peru. The trail starts in the Sacred Valley and ends at the world-famous Machu Picchu. Along the way, you'll pass by ancient ruins, glaciers, and mountains. You'll also have the opportunity to stay in luxurious accommodations and enjoy gourmet meals. The Luxury Inca Trail is the perfect way to experience one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

Salkantay Inca Trail Expedition 6 days and 5 nights

The Salkantay & Inca Trail Trek 6 Days are 2 of the most popular hiking trails to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay trek is the most scenic, longest, and most challenging route. While the Inca Trail is a more historical, mystical, and epic hike. The Salkantay and Inca Trail Expeditions will combine these 2 iconic hikes to Machu Picchu, allowing you to arrive at Machu Picchu Through the Sun Gate, where you can get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu.


Inca Trail permits 2023 FAQs.

Why do I have to secure early the Inca Trail permits?

Inca Trail 2023 is the most famous trek in South America and the number 1 in Peru. However, there are only 500 permits available every day, and this number includes guests, porters, chefs, and tour guides. About 200 travelers will only be hiking this fantastic trek to Machu Picchu daily, and the rest is the trekking staff.

Book your tour early to secure your preferred date, and get our early bird benefits with great discounts.

Can I change the tour departure date?

Inca Trail permits have a strict policy; most tour operators will not allow you to change the departure dates, and you will lose the deposit. At TreXperience, we constantly work to improve our service and offer great experiences. You can change the departure date with us with no fees up to 48 hours before departure in case of Travel Restrictions or Force Majeure events.

Is personal Porter Included?

During the Inca Trail, you need to travel with a daypack to place all essentials like water, snacks, rain gear, sun protection, passports, money, and other equipment you might need to hike.

The Company will also provide you with a duffle bag to place clothes, sleeping bags, extra shoes, and all the equipment you will carry for the  4 days of the Inca Trail. These duffle bags must be a maximum of 7 kilos per person and maintained by the Ina Trail porters.

It would be best if you considered that the duffle bags are only available at the campsites. Then, if you need something during the day and it is in the duffle bag, you won't access them.

Equipment and porter for the Inca trail

How to book the Inca Trail for 2023?

Inca Trail for 2023 will be released on October 10th. Book your tour before this date and choose your preferred date. After October 190th, some data might be sold out, especially from April to July, which is the dry and peak season. 

To book the Inca Trail for the 2023 season, you must make an initial payment of 200.USD to secure your Inca Trail permits. If you are ready to book, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the booking page and click on any BOOK NOW button.
  • Choose the number of participants.
  • Choose the departure date.
  • Fill up all the requested details (Name, Passport Number, DOB. Nationality, Gender)
  • Please wait for the final confirmation.
Inca trail 2023, verify the real-time availability of Inca Trail permits. Plan ahead for your hike along the Inca Trail. The Machu Picchu hike has a finite number of openings.




What if the permits are sold out?

Once you manage to book online, you must wait for the manual confirmation from our side after October 10th. Our team will secure your Inca Trail permits. On some dates, the tickets might sell out faster than we can get them; in this case, we will email you with optional dates or alternative treks. Every year we get 99% of the preferred dates. 

Is it possible to add more travelers once the permits are sold out?

A question asked thousands of times. Unfortunately, the answer is NO, there is no waiting list for the Inca Trail 2023, and even in case of cancellation, the spaces won't be released as they are paid and are nonrefundable. Once the Inca trail is sold, we won't add more travelers on that specific date.

Do you want to know more about the Inca Trail?

Cancellation policy for Inca Trail 2023 permits

Inca Trail permits 2023 are nonrefundable and nontransferable; once the permits are booked, we can't change the date, transfer them to another person, and get a refund. Make sure the dates you provide are final.

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